Miralles Castle dates back to at least the mid-10th century. It occupies one of the most notable summits of the Miralles mountain range, overlooking the natural paths leading towards Camp de Tarragona and Penedès. With these passes protected, the defensive line in which it was included enabled the repopulation of the county towards the west.
This construction is composed of two sections, adapting to the topography of the site. A walled enclosure with a square floor plan is preserved in the upper section, while the lower section also houses a large walled area, at the entrance of which a tower with a quadrangular floor plan is preserved. This section also includes the church of Santa Maria, of Romanesque origin.
Located in the county of Barcelona, the castle was entrusted to the Cervelló family, who from the 14th century held the barony of Llacuna, which included this and other possessions in the area.
Miralles Castle witnessed a noteworthy episode during the Catalan Civil War. The Cervelló family had taken sides with King Joan II while the castle garrison positioned itself on the side of the Government of Catalonia. The garrison was eventually defeated.
Self-guided external tour.
For pre-booked tours and entry to the church, please call 93 808 03 01.